Atypical mortician Caitlin Doughty is the founder of The Order of the Good Death - a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. With a proclivity for the macabre from an early age, Caitlin began her career in the funeral industry as a crematory operator. Currently a licensed funeral director and eco-friendly mortician in Los Angeles, Caitlin owns Undertaking LA, a nonprofit funeral home that empowers families to care for their dead. Caitlin’s first book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory is a New York Times bestseller, and her next book From Here to Eternity will be released this fall. Her video web-series “Ask a Mortician” has been featured on NPR, BBC, Forbes, and more.Find out more
Caitlin Doughty, atypical mortician and founder of The Order of the Good Death, explores what would happen if we redesigned the funeral industry for a more eco-friendly end of life.